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Press Release - Plea of Jessica Lawless
Release Date: April 11, 2017


April 11, 2017
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an accusation before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on April 10, 2017, by Jessica Lawless.

     Lawless, age 27 of Hopatcong, pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, a third degree crime.  Sentencing is presently anticipated for May 26, 2017.

     On February 6, 2017, the defendant’s vehicle was stopped for motor vehicle violations.  In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to being in possession of four bags of crack cocaine.

     The case was investigated by Officer A. Moore of the Andover Police Department. 

     Lawless was represented by Steven Insley, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.


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